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Re: Better space efficiency on home page

From: Markus Schiltknecht <markus(at)bluegap(dot)ch>
To: Simon Riggs <simon(at)2ndquadrant(dot)com>
Cc: pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Better space efficiency on home page
Date: 2007-10-05 14:44:27
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Simon Riggs wrote:
> The shaded part that contains the Elephant picture is still too big and
> the information it contains doesn't really warrant that much. The first
> thing I see when I look at the home page is a huge hole with no useful
> content at all.

IMO that entry page already contains enough information. Let's dare to 
leave some free space, so the elephant can breath - and visitors aren't 
overwhelmed by the amount of information presented.

> Put "Support Us" into a box that uses about 25% of the width of Featured
> User, but on the right-hand-side, so they are horizontally adjacent.
> Support Us gets a box around it, attracting more attention.

Yeah, that edge there is somewhat misaligned. Especially the line on the 
left of the 'planet postgresql' box looks silly.

I can imagine giving the 'support us' box more space. OTOH, I personally 
find the 'featured user' box more appealing.

> We then should allow more history on News and Planet PostgreSQL, so they
> both go to the bottom of the available space.

Again, I don't think that's very useful. Interested visitors will follow 
the links anyway. Remember the very short time an avg. visitor spends on 
a single site.



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